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This Toolkit was developed to support farmers markets throughout the U.S. with open-source legal tools to inform market managers as they make decisions to build and grow their markets. The specific topics covered in the Toolkit were selected in response to recurring questions from farmers market managers–about how business structure would affect their organizations, what types of legal risks exist and how to manage them, and how to make their products available and accessible for all community members.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has established criteria that Farmers Markets must meet before being recognized as an Oklahoma Grown Market or a Registered Farmers Market. A market can choose not to participate in this program, however only participating markets will be eligible for assistance or promotional materials that are made available by ODAFF.
The Hub collects information from CSA farmers, Small Farm Central staff, and others working with CSAs to bring you knowledge to help you move your CSA program forward including:
Resources to assist you in marketing your CSA, like “47 Tips and Tricks for CSA Farm Marketing”.
Articles dealing with problem members
Philosophical discussions about what constitutes a CSA
Product management and invoicing software for Farmers Markets
A booklet outlining food safety at farmers markets prepared by N.J. Department of Agriculture and N.J. Department of Health
The purpose of these guidelines by the University of Rhode Island is to highlight important food safety practices to take under consideration when vending at a farmers market. It also includes information on the various licensing requirements that may or may not be needed.
There are over 50 farmers markets in Rhode Island. That’s one market for every 21,000 people, and more than twice as many markets as 6 years ago. Farm Fresh Rhode Island runs 11 of those markets; others are run by the RI DEM Division of Agriculture, community groups or farmers.
Farm Fresh receives about 1 or 2 requests every week from a different person or group wanting to start a new market! Farm Fresh is not looking to start any new markets at this time. However, we can support your undertaking with the following information, as well as promotional opportunities.
This guide was made possible by a partnership between Farm Fresh RI and the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.
State of Rhode Island Farmers Market Application
2017 New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Directory Registration form
Alabama Rules For Certification of State Farmers Markets from the Department of Agriculture and Industries